Property partner at legal firm Russel + Aitken Dianne Paterson said the prospect for those looking to get a
She stated that prices could rise if the lack of "good quality stock" on the market continues while demand rises.
However, Ms Paterson continued, "it is likely that more stock will gradually come on to the markets to meet this growing demand, keeping prices steady in the months ahead".
The partner also suggested that recent statistics indicating that certain parts of Scotland had widely differing price trends were down to the fact that low transaction volumes meant a few large purchases could have an unusually large impact on the overall figure.
Lloyds TSB Scotland data indicated that Scottish prices were up by 5.9 per cent in the three months to the end of January 2010.